Face of Lincoln, The
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Subject: ...He Forgot...
Subject: Face of Lincoln
It made a profound impression on me. It is precisely what art education should be, what history education should be--hands-on, literally, done with love, understanding, reverence.
Now let's get "What in the World?" back on the air! (http://www.upenn.edu/museum/Games/whatworldreviews.html)--U Penn dropped the ball since there have been no clips available for years.
50 years ago, Edward R. Murrow challenged TV and radio to live up to their potential. (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/education/lesson39_organizer1.html)
Now is the time, or it will soon be too late.
Subject: Honest Abe in Clay
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
Subject: Is your thumb in my eye or are you just happy to see me?
My favorite bit is where he says, "Of course, he had ears..." and then THWAPS two big clumps of clay on either side of Lincoln's head. (That moment, by the way, is about the most exciting part of this film.) It's a bit tough to pay attention to Lincoln's life history when it's told by a lecturer who simultaneously digs his thumbs into a giant clay Lincoln's eye sockets.